Sam Housing Questions & Answers

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If I'm going to move in with my best friend, what are some tips you have for me?

Moving in with your best friend can either make or break a relationship, so my one golden piece for you is to do the following: always... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It really depends on your personality, the personalities of the people you are living with, and your budget. Are you the type of person... (more)Read 8 Answers
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What are some tips for sharing a communal bathroom in your dorm? Do you have any horror stories?

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Is it ever okay for graduate students to room with undergraduate students when campus housing is full?

I think depending on the maturity, it can be the perfect fit. Sometimes, as an undergraduate, I would have appreciated living with a grad... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What was an unexpected expense you had when moving off campus?

Utilities! I had no idea how fast those racked up, especially the water bill. My roommates and I would fight over how long of showers we... (more)Read 6 Answers
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What are some essential items to bring when moving into your dorm?

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How do you nicely ask your roommates to clean up the messes they leave in the common areas?

I would say to create an agreement beforehand that delineates what each person is responsible for cleaning and ensuring that each person... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Is living with your best friend a good idea?

I loved living with my best friend for two years. She helped me get used to living in a new environment. However, I did find myself... (more)Read 6 Answers
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What's the best way to deal with noisy neighbors without causing a feud?

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Did you make a roommate agreement with your roommates? If so, what did you have in it? Did you and your roommates stay true to the agreement?

My freshman year it was required that my roommates and I sign a roommate agreement, but personally I do not think it was super helpful.... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My roommate keeps forgetting to buy her share of the necessities for our apartment (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.). How can I bring it up without sounding like I’m nagging?

If asking nicely doesn't help, you can: 1) get petty and hoard your necessities and essentially force her to go buy some ( I'm mean.. it... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What are the top 3 benefits of having a roommate in college?

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What recommendations do you have for someone who is trying to negotiate with their very stubborn landlord?

Make a list of comparable apartments with lower prices. You can also make a list of things that you do not like about the apartment or... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How can I save money on grocery shopping and food when I live off-campus? What are some cheap but healthy recipes?

The first thing you should do is make a list and stick to it. When making the list, think of the type of meals you are going to make for... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What is the very first job you had after you graduated from college?

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How do you decide whether you should live in the dorms again sophomore year or move off-campus into an apartment or house?

One of the biggest factors in deciding where to live is your financial situation. For me, moving off-campus was definitely a lot cheaper... (more)Read 1 Answer
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When is the best time to move out of your parents' house after college?

I moved back in with my parents after undergrad, since my grad program is close to their house. It's been great not having to pay rent,... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How can I make my little part of a dorm room look cute but not cluttered?

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What do you do when there's a huge cultural difference between you and your roommate? How can I make sure I'm not offending anyone without compromising my comfort?

Communication and compromise. You might have to compromise expressing certain beliefs you have for the sake of their comfort and vise... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What is considered appropriate roommate contact prior to move-in day? I don't want to be overbearing!

I messaged my roommates on Facebook to say hey and to determine who was going to bring what. We had some basic chit chat conversations,... (more)Read 4 Answers

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